Dean was born and raised in Mansfield. He was united in marriage to Zella Faye Holloway on December 16, 1963. Six daughters were born to this union: Cindy, Brenda, Alice, Alta, Sharon, and Deana.
Dean was an over-the-road truck driver his entire life. His most recent job was working for Grisham’s out of Norwood, Missouri. He was well known by his family and friends for his love of cooking. Dean also loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Besides his parents, Dean was preceded in death by his wife, Zella Faye in 2008; one daughter, Deana Sprague; one brother, Lendon Calhoun; one grandchild, Anna Calhoun; and one great-grandchild, Mason Rhodes.
He is survived by his companion, Betty Mullanack of the home in Mansfield; five daughters, Cindy Calhoun and Carl Risner of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Brenda Maggard and husband Bill of Mountain Grove, Alice Wallace and husband Ricky of Mansfield, Alta Billups and husband Marion of Brushy Knob, Missouri, and Sharon Allmon and husband Steve of Protem, Missouri; five brothers, Sherman Calhoun of Mansfield, Ervan Calhoun of Hartville, Missouri, Gary Calhoun of Springfield, Missouri, Max Calhoun and wife Cathy of Monett, Missouri, and Vernon Calhoun and wife Teresa of Cabool, Missouri; one sister, Alta Scholfield and husband Johnny of Thornfield, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Family memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Mansfield Lions Club.